Plotting points to screen
jaywgraves at gmail.com
Mon Sep 26 21:31:59 CEST 2005
I've used both pygame and PIL for this in the past. (i'm plotting a
non-standard 3d data format from a in-house app)
Pygame was nice because I put a key handler in to reload the file and
do a little zooming/panning and when I wanted to save a particular plot
I would just use a screen capture program.
Then I upgraded my harddrive and didn't re-install PyGame. The next
time I had to plot some data, I tweaked my script to use PIL. I ended
up liking this solution better. I could easily create large images
(bigger than physical screen which was a limiting factor in PyGame) and
used a regular image viewer to pan and shrink/zoom. I had the drawing
portions of my script well separated from the data parsing and
manipulation so tweaking the script was simple.
YMMV, but PIL was the best way for me.
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